4 unique specimens

Original watercolor used for the illustration of the Little Prince

This original watercolor painted by Saint-Exupéry on a sheet of Esleeck Fidelity Onion Skin paper to illustrate chapter IV was used for the black and white illustration on page 24 of the original edition.

Edition of the Little Prince in English autographed by Che Guevarra

PP-3939 (first edition, fifth printing) has two inscriptions. The first is from 1947. The second is dated from 4 September 1959 at the end of the Cuban revolution. This inscription is from Che Guevara for his friend Pancho Gamin and it reads:"A través de tantos años de lucha, a mi amigo Pancho Gamin" ("To my friend Pancho Gamin, after so many years of fighting").
 In his biography of Ernesto Guevara, Pierre Kalfon evokes the Che reading The Little Prince in these terms:
"One day he was locked in the bathroom for so long that the military unit began to worry. The Che was reading The Little Prince. When he finally came out, he said -in the very rough language he always used-: 'Lo leí de una cagada' ('I read it in just one shit')".

Original edition of the Little Prince in French inscribed by Consuelo de Saint Exupéry

PP-1180 (first edition in France, copy nr. 7190) autographed by Consuelo de Saint Exupery:
I'm always running.
But the drafts in your world scare me.
If a rose starts running, it loses all its petals ...
But, as you love The Little Prince, you will give me protection.
in Valencia (A gardener's dream)
Consuelo de Saint Exupery
5 December 1947

Letter to Pierre Dalloz, resistant in Algiers

One of the two last known letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, written a few hours before he disappeared. Captain Rene Gavoille found it on the table of St-Ex's room on the evening of 31 July 1944 when he proceeded to the inventory and then posted the envelope on 3 August 1944.

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